Vancouver Animal Rights Campaigns (VARK)

Activists Uniting For The Benefit of Animals

Night Rally Outside Vancouver Aquarium Feb.16

NIGHT RALLY 7:00PM TO 8:30PM
THURSDAY, FEB. 16
outside the Vancouver Aquarium
Bring friends, flashlights and warm clothes!

Ethics – The AAAS, though advocating ethical treatment of whales, holds its press reception at a place
where whales are treated unethically.

We are holding a Night Rally outside the Aquarium because although we support and congratulate the AAAS on holding a symposium on whale rights, it sends a conflicting message for the AAAS to also hold a party at the local whale jail

The AAAS party is for media reporters from all over the world that follow the AAAS and report on scientific advancements.

Please join us and respectfully greet the world media as they arrive ready to party at the aquarium. This is our opportunity to let the world know that in Vancouver, public protest closed the orca whale tank in 2001, and that we plan to do the same for the beluga whales and dolphins still enslaved at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Join us at the Night Rally for a couple of hours and help hold the banner (see below) or hand out info as you greet the arriving guests with a smile.

SCIENTISTS AGREE WHALES HAVE RIGHTS
PLEASE DON’T SUPPORT WHALE JAILS
LIKE THE VANCOUVER AQUARIUM

Please let me know if you are able to participate in the Night Rally on Thursday, Feb.16 from 7-8:30pm outside the Vancouver Aquarium.

Thank you on behalf of the whales,

Annelise Sorg
President, No Whales in Captivity
461 – 1755 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC
CANADA V6G 3B7
Tel (604) 736-9514
E-mail annelise@look.ca Cc ericka@catcahelpanimals.org

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MORE INFO:

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
 will hold its 
annual meeting and conference in Vancouver, from February 16 to 20, 2012.  On Sunday, February 19, it will hold a symposium titled “Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans: Ethical and Policy Implications of Intelligence”, at which all the scheduled speakers will argue that science is showing whales to be intelligent individuals whom it is unethical for humans to hold in captivity. However, on the preceding Thursday, February 16, the AAAS has scheduled itsopening media reception at the Vancouver Aquarium.  The Vancouver Aquarium holds beluga whales and dolphins in captivity.

No Whales In Captivity wrote letters to the AAAS and pointed out the conflicting messages of holding a symposium on the rights of whales, while at the same time booking a party for the media right next to the whale tank. The AAAS was urged to change the venue to a more appropriate one, but the AAAS refused. 

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